Annual tech conference and showcase Otronicon, held at Orlando Science Center from Jan. 16-19, took games, robotics and simulations seriously.
This year, the event, drew more than 12,000 attendees and has an economic impact of $1 million, gears itself toward making science, technology, engineering and math education fun for both kids and adults.
Otronicon helps to electrify the Orlando STEM community:
Otronicon helped bridge that gap by having interactive exhibits that show the interesting things behind video games, robotics and science.
This year, 50+ exhibits were on display, including a plethora of retro and indie gaming stations with classics like Space Invaders and new indie games like Damsel in Distress by local Outhouse Games. So, yeah, both my son and I were having a blast at Otronicon.
Everyone got a charge out of the Austin based musical group Ark Attack, that had Tesla coils, rock music, and a rapping robot.
Each year this event continues to grow with a mixture of local indie businesses, large corporations, educational institutions, and individual talents showing off STEM to the community.